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Throughout their marriage, the two went through periods of heavy alcohol consumption.
Although Fitzgerald wrote sober, he drank more and more frequently and excessively.
Stories of their drinking, dancing, and extravagant lifestyle surround the couple.
Over the years, they traveled between the United States and Europe (especially France) extensively, becoming (at least for a while) part of "The Lost Generation" of American expatriates in Paris.
Scott Fitzgerald, one of the foremost twentieth century American writers. Paul, Minnesota, young Scott was christened Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, in honor of his second cousin three times removed, Francis Scott Key, the author of the National Anthem.
His father, Edward, brought breeding, charm, and a sense of elegance to the family, although as a businessman, he experienced only marginal financial success.
They possessed what some critics have come to call "a certain genteel shabbiness." It seems likely much of Fitzgerald's interest in society life began in his youth in Minnesota when he would play and associate with the rich children of the neighborhood — dancing, sailing, swimming, sledding — all the time knowing he was never entirely a part of their society.
Early Years September 24, 1896 marks the birth date of F.The family lived comfortably on the outskirts of the city's most fashionable residential neighborhood, Summit Avenue, thanks largely to the generosity of the Mc Quillan family.Although the Fitzgeralds lived just blocks from the city's most elegant and wealthy families, they were not considered rich and therefore were perched precariously on the community's social hierarchy.Together, Scott and Zelda became synonymous with life in the 1920s.In many regards, the Fitzgeralds' lifestyle read like something out of one of Scott's novels.
One week after its publication, Scott and Zelda were married in New York.